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Gordon Bell High School Fundraising to Light Up Greenspace

By Sarah Klein

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Gordon Bell High School has launched an ambitious fundraising drive to complete phase two of its greenspace for active living.

The school is aiming to raise $250,000 to light up the newly-dedicated “Panther Greenspace.”

“We have here a beautifully developed area for the use of students and community members,” said principal Arlene Skull. “We want to see it lit up to help lengthen the time in the day when we can safely be active in the space.”

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RBC to Award Gordon Bell with $40K Grant

By Tyler Sutherland

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Gordon Bell High School will be awarded $40,000 today to fund an after-school program for students aged 12-18.

The funding comes from the RBC Foundation and First Book Canada and will be presented during a morning assembly.

The program provides homework assistance in students’ native languages, literacy instruction, language tutoring, sporting activities, nutrition guidance, and leadership and mentoring opportunities.

The school will also receive a $500 credit towards the order of brand new books and reading materials for the program.

RBC Olympians Jill Officer and Jared Funk will be on hand at the 11 a.m. event.

Ground to Be Broken on Gordon Bell’s Green Space

The future green space that will be developed adjacent to Gordon Bell High School. (GOOGLE)

The ground will finally be broken this morning on Gordon Bell High School’s long-awaited green space.

The land just adjacent to the school was previously owned and unoccupied by Canada Post before being sold to Manitoba Education in 2009. The 2.5-acres of land was then turned over to the Winnipeg School Division for development, along with a $1.5 million grant.

The school is aiming to raise an additional $1.5 million so that a field turf can be installed, instead of sod, and that a stage, cross country loop, prairie plant gallery and outdoor classroom can be added. Through donations and fundraising, $400,000 has been raised so far.

A ground breaking ceremony is set for 11 a.m.

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Gordon Bell Students Celebrate Green Space Donations

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Students at Gordon Bell High School will stage a pep rally today, thanking donors for their support in helping to develop a recreational green space.

Donors will present giant cheques ranging from $40 to $25,000 to student representatives. The donations will go towards installation of a field turf, instead of sod, as well as a stage, cross country loop, prairie plant gallery and outdoor classroom.

The land adjacent to the school faces Portage Avenue and was previously sold to Manitoba Education by Canada Post. The project still needs to raise an additional $1.5 million to be complete. Donations to date have come from private citizens, foundations and a Winnipeg private school whose Grade 8 students raised money in
support of Gordon Bell.

The pep rally is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. at 3 Borrowman Place.

At-Risk Youth Taking Part in ‘Circus and Magic’

At-Risk Youth Taking Part in ‘Circus and Magic’

By Sarah Klein

It’s the second official day of spring break and more than 250 at-risk kids are spending their free time by clowning around.

Children are participating in the Circus and Magic Partnership (C.A.M.P.) at Gordon Bell High School this week.

C.A.M.P. — now in its 15th year — is an artistic intervention project under the guidance of the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival. Each child learns to become a well-rounded variety performer, using materials like stilts, unicycles, tight wires, and magic and juggling supplies.

The purpose of the project is to give at-risk youth a positive and proactive arts and education experience.

Children aged 10 to 14-years-old were selected to take part in partnership with school guidance counsellors, the Winnipeg Police Service, social service agencies, and inner-city drop-in and resource centres.

C.A.M.P. runs until Friday, April 1.

Workshops to Discuss Future Green Space at Gordon Bell

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To get community feedback on the future green space development at Gordon Bell High School, the Winnipeg School Division is holding two workshops next week.

Community members can share their thoughts and ask questions on Thursday, October 21 from 5-7 p.m. and again on Friday, October 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Both workshops will be held at the school, 3 Borrowman Place.

Last December, the Manitoba government announced it would spend $5.3 million to acquire the lot at the corner of Broadway and Portage Avenue from Canada Post to convert it into a sports field.